Scottie Scheffler trio, Americans protagonists

Among the 16 contestants in the round of 16, twelve are American, two Australian, one Canadian (Mackenzie Hughes) and one European (McIlroy)

by Andrea Gussoni
Scottie Scheffler trio, Americans protagonists

In Texas, from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, towards the Ryder Cup in Rome there are excellent indications from American players and not very encouraging signals from European ones. In Austin, the American Scottie Scheffler - world number 1 and reigning champion - dropped the trio of successes and easily beat the South Korean Tom Kim (3&2 the final result), detaching the pass for the round of 16 where he will meet James Tyree Poston.

With him on full points, the other Americans Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa, Xander Schauffele, Andrew Putnam, Sam Burns, Cameron Young, Poston and John Michael Spaun also outpaced the group. So aggressive Americans. The only ones who kept their pace were the Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, number 3 in the world and a happy note among the Europeans, and the Australians Jason Day and Lucas Herbert.

WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, results

Among the 16 contestants in the round of 16, twelve are American, two Australian, one Canadian (Mackenzie Hughes) and one European (McIlroy). Great satisfaction for Matt Kuchar who clearly defeated (7&6) Si Woo Kim.

The American (also in the round of 16) celebrated his 36th victory in the event, equaling Tiger Woods' record. Disappointment instead for the Spaniard Jon Rahm. Number 2 in the world ranking, he lost the match (5 & 4) with Billy Horschel (champion in 2021) and left the scene.

Now the round of 16 and, immediately after, the quarterfinals. Then, tomorrow, the semifinals and finals. In an event that is giving away 20 million dollars, of which 3,500,000 will go to the winner. Due to the multiplicity of similar denominations, it is good to explain what the PGA Tour does and does not do.

The PGA Tour does not operate any of the major four tournaments or the Ryder Cup. The PGA of America, not the PGA Tour, organizes the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship, and co-organises the Ryder Cup with the PGA European Tour.

The PGA Tour is not involved in the women's tours of the United States, which are controlled by the LPGA. Furthermore, the PGA Tour is not the official body that regulates the game of golf in the United States: this is instead the role of the USGA, which also organizes the U.S.

open. Instead, what the PGA Tour does is organize all the rest of the golf events week after week, including The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup as well as the biennial Presidents Cup.

Scottie Scheffler